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Time Travel

Hi there iModelers!

Here is another project from my shelf…

Initially, this kit was released by Heller back in the 1970s. In the 1980s, I was given the opportunity to drive a bike like this myself. It was a friend‘s bike and since then I couldn’t stop thinking buying one. Although I never happened to get the real one, I at least did it in 1/8 scale after Hellers latest reboxing in 2017.

In this article I also take you on a journey into my family photo album… One picture is showing me next to my brother (I am the one on the left ;-)) back in the late 1970s when I was starting to dig into mopeds and motorcycles etc.

From all my finished projects in 2018 this was the build I enjoyed the most. The colours turned out to be quite challenging because I had in mind to let it look like a shining and immaculate bike in the end.

Enjoy the pictures!

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12 responses to Time Travel

  1. Really nice lookin’ build, my friend….excellent job!

  2. Amazingly life like! Well done.

  3. Really an amazing build michael! My bug isn’t so well done like your yamaha but models with a personal background are always something special! 🙂

  4. real nice…i used to ride a Ya-125cc in the 70’s…real cheap and lots of fun…beautiful build

  5. Very nice indeed Michael, brings back memories.

  6. Sooooo cool.
    The current bike fashion borrows much of the style of these early off-road bikes.

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